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Revenge Porn: Not on Muriel Bowser’s Watch!

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If Democratic mayoral nominee Muriel Bowser becomes the District's next mayor, this could be a sign of what's to come under her crippling, despotic regime: No revenge porn.

The Ward 4 councilwoman introduced legislation today that would make it a misdemeanor to intentionally distribute sexually explicit images or video without consent, which is more colloquially known as "revenge porn."

“Revenge porn is the kind of abhorrent behavior on the internet that we must do all we can to stop,” Bowser said in a release. “Protecting our residents from serious harm and maintaining their privacy on the web is an important priority of mine."

The Relationship Privacy Protection act would make the misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in prison and a fine of up to $2,500 for "distributing revenge porn with the intent to cause serious emotional distress." The bill would also make it a felony punishable up to five years in prison and a fine up to $12,500 for third parties that knowingly distribute.

California and New Jersey have already passed laws criminalizing revenge porn.

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Comments

  1. #1

    What the hell's Bowser got to worry about?

  2. #2

    Do lesbians engage in revenge porn?

  3. #3

    So, if the person who is a victim of "revenge porn" never made the porn to begin with . . . there would be no revenge porn, would there?

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